Antique LGUs urged to prepare for possible Covid-19 surge

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The Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) is urging local government units (LGUs) in Antique to prepare for a possible surge of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases after the May 9 elections.

IPHO Nurse 4 Sheree Vego, in an interview Friday, said the province’s 18 LGUs were advised to prepare, particularly their Temporary Treatment and Monitoring Facilities (TTMFs) or isolation centers.

“We anticipate a possible surge in the Covid-19 because of the very recent election and other previous activities where people were free to go out,” she said.

The IPHO is also conducting a logistical inventory to ensure enough supply of medicines if needed.

She added that their medical staff was on hand to enforce Covid-19 health protocol during election day.

The IPHO is confident many of the voters have the protection against Covid-19 for they had availed of the vaccine.

Antique province is currently under Alert Level 2.

As of May 12, it only has three reported Covid-19 active cases.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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